Daily Archives: April 22, 2019 (17 Articles Found)

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Someone redesigned Singapore’s MRT map to make it more geographically accurate

The MRT map of Singapore is something all regular commuters are familiar with. But it’s not exactly easy to pinpoint your location on the island just by looking at the lines that are plotted out. So one designer…

Rapid Transit System revival may add buzz to Woodlands

The Malaysian Transport Minister’s commitment to the RTS revival may add buzz to the rejuvenation efforts of the Woodlands area. “We are working on the supplementary agreement for six months and looking at other options on how to…

Soilbuild REIT kept at ‘hold’ by analysts on upcoming challenges

The manager of Soilbuild Business Space REIT declared that its 1Q19 DPU dropped 9.5% to 1.198 cents from 1.324 cents in 1Q18. This was mainly due to property operating expenses, finance expenses, other trust expenses and perpetual securities…

Our Tampines Hub wins top BCA award for community-focused design

The Republic’s first integrated community and lifestyle centre Our Tampines Hub was conferred the highest accolade for a BCA award that recognises building designs that emphasise people’s needs. The development won the only Platinum Award at this year’s…

Building the Internet of Life on road to Smart Nation status

The IoT, with its all-encompassing potential, is at the forefront of Singapore’s digital revolution and drives the Smart Nation initiative. A host of projects have been rolled out over the past year, with more in the works. Most…

Smart designs in Punggol Northshore Residences

While on the train ride home, imagine talking to the air-conditioning unit in the living room to get it running so the flat will be cool by the time you get home. Then, a swipe of the finger…

Guoco Midtown development to add homes, retail and office space to Beach Road district

A new mixed-use development in the Beach Road district, Guoco Midtown, will offer 200 residential units and 770,000 sqft of office space when it is completed in the first half of 2022. There will also be more than…

Ofo’s licence cancelled after company fails to provide ‘sufficient justifications’ to LTA

Chinese bike-sharing company ofo’s licence was cancelled on Mon after missing a deadline to remove its bicycles from public spaces in Singapore in Mar. LTA had on Apr 3 issued ofo a notice of intention to cancel its…

Appraising Changi Airport’s shiny new Jewel: Will all that glitters turn to gold?

Changi Airport’s S$1.7 billion sprawling Jewel project is its biggest gambit yet in its drive to become a lifestyle destination and open up new revenue streams, analysts said. And while Singapore is the first worldwide to build a…

Developers pin hopes on new projects as residential market stabilises

Primary home sales volume is expected to reach 9,000-10,000 units by end-2019 as Singapore’s residential market attempts to achieve a new normal following last year’s property curbs, according to a report from CIMB. The headline sales figure falls…

Water-stressed Singapore bets on new technology to secure supply

André Stoltz calls his company’s feature product a “super-absorbent” sponge: a carbon-fiber filter made from recycled paper and cotton that can suck oil or industrial contaminants out of water. The company, EcoWorth, a start-up spun out of NUS…

With Dyson on board, Singapore pitches hi-tech credentials to woo other electric car makers to set up shop

Following Dyson’s plans late last year to manufacture its first electric car in Singapore, the city state is now in talks with other makers of green vehicles to set up shop on the island. Singapore is pitching its…

Tiong Seng subsidiary awarded $190m building contract

A fully-owned subsidiary of Tiong Seng Holdings has been awarded a contract worth about $190 million by Areca Investment, revealed the company in an SGX filing. The contract awarded to Tiong Seng Contractors (Private) Limited was for a…

Khaw hopeful deal to suspend Woodlands-JB rail link can be done soon

Singapore hopes a supplementary agreement to suspend a cross-border rail link between Woodlands and Johor Baru can be finalised and signed soon, Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan said yesterday. Speaking at a joint press conference with his Malaysian…

2,457 dengue cases in Q1 this year, up from 678 last year

There were three times as many dengue cases across Singapore in the first three and a half months of this year compared to the same period last year, and the mosquito population remains high. Senior Minister of State…

New temple with multi-religious focus to open in May in Sengkang West

The non-profit VWO Thye Hua Kwan Moral Society will operate a temple with a multi-religious focus in Sengkang West. Set to open to the public on May 20, the new temple will house a library with books on…

Provide refund for recycled bottles and cans

Recycling is vital, as waste material has a negative impact on the environment, and undoubtedly reduces the risks of pollution, which can endanger lives. When consumers purchase bottled or canned drinks or food items, biscuits and chocolates, they…

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